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Toyin Falola Releases New Book, Nigerian Literary Imagination and the Nationhood Project

Toyin Falola’s New Book: Nigerian Literary Imagination and the Nationhood Project | © 2022




Front Matter

  • The Nation as Fiction/Fictionalizing the Nation


Colonial Phase

  • Literature and the Colonized Nation
  • Literary Founding Fathers and Ideas of Nationhood
  • Women Writers and the (Post)colony: (Writing) the Colony in Nigerian Women’s Literature


Postcolonial Phase

  • Postcolonial Modernity and Literary Imagination
  • Contemporary Women Writers and the Imagining of Postcolonial Nigeria
  • Literature and Nigeria in the Digital Age


Concluding Thoughts

  • Shifts and Ambiguities: Unstable Literature or Unstable Nation?


The book explores the importance of identity and the idea of home in Nigerian fiction. Shows how fictionalized representations of Nigeria give insights into the real history and society of the country. Surveys a range of notable Nigerian authors and works relating to nationhood, colonialism and postcolonialism

Toyin Falola is Professor of History, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is an honorary professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Extraordinary Professor of Human Rights at the University of the Free State, South Africa.

Find More: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-01991-3

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